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General Information:

  • Founded in 2008

  • Founder: Stella Robinette

  • Initial Purpose: To organize a local celebration of American History of African Cultural Origins (Black History)

  • Has grown into a well-established entity serving the city-wide community of Kingsport and the surrounding areas

Purpose of H.O.P.E.

To educate the surrounding area youth with life skills, with a view of building future business and community leaders; to educate and advocate multi-cultural understanding within the Tri-Cities area. To teach and promote community services, outreach skills and other opportunities to our area youth.

H.O.P.E.'s program targets the following groups of individuals:

Teens interested in development of life skills for ongoing success (ages 11-19)

Joyce Dockery Scholarships

Each year we provide a $500.00 scholarship to a qualified graduating Senior who has followed the H.O.P.E. Youth Leadership Program and has a 3.0 or higher GPA.

  • Must be a H.O.P.E. leader.

  • The recipient must follow the Tennessee/Virginia Scholar Program.

  • This scholarship is only available to those who have been actively involved in our H.O.P.E. Leadership Program.

  • The recipients are approved by the Board of Directors on meeting the qualifications of the scholarship.

Our Founder, Stella Robinette, has been recognized as a
Woman of Impact

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